FRANKFURT (July 11, 2016) – Global law firms Reed Smith and Mayer Brown advised WEPA Group, a leading family-owned European hygiene paper producer, on its €450 million offering of senior secured notes and a €125 million super senior revolving credit facility. The bond was listed on the Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The proceeds of the new bond issuance will be used among other things to finance investments of WEPA Group and were used to prematurely redeem previously issued bonds of WEPA Group.
Reed Smith primarily advised WEPA on the revolving credit facility, the intercreditor agreement and the security package securing the bond and the revolving credit facility. Reed Smith also advised on French and English law and coordinated Italian and Polish legal advice. Quorum advised on Italian law; Sendero on Polish law.
Mayer Brown advised WEPA in particular on US and German law issues in connection with the bond issuance, as well as on German corporate law and regulatory matters.
The Reed Smith team led by partner Dirk-Peter Flor (finance, Frankfurt) encompassed partners Fernand Arsanios (finance), Marc Fredj (corporate), Séverine Martel (employment, all Paris), Tamara Box (finance, London) and associates Marc Bäumer (finance), Maximilian Santüns (corporate, both Frankfurt), Kalish Mullen, Aurélien Jugand (both finance, Paris), Nazneen Sachedina, Sarah Caldwell, Charlotte Barnett and James Stockman (all finance, London). It was assisted by Francesco Fiore, Roberto Sparano, Emanuela Hernandez and Valeria Vismara (all Quorum studio legale e tributario associato) as well as by Anna Skowron, Łukasz Lubaszka, Marzena Zaremba and Paweł Michalski (all Sendero).
The Mayer Brown team of attorneys from offices in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, London and New York was led by partners Bernd Bohr (capital markets, London) and Dr Marco Wilhelm (corporate, Frankfurt) and included partners Dr Patrick Scholl (Frankfurt), Jason Bazar (New York, both banking and finance), Volker Junge (tax, Frankfurt), counsel Dr Jan Streer (corporate, Düsseldorf), senior associate Dr Cornelia Wiendl (tax, Frankfurt) and associates Slaven Kovacevic (Düsseldorf), Stefanie Skoruppa (Frankfurt, both corporate) as well as Jared Goldberger (tax, New York).
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